Turn your creative ideas into impressive and useful pieces in our ceramics classes. Learn how to center clay on the wheel, throw it into simple forms, and use tools to shape your thrown cylinders, bowls, and plates. Create functional and decorative pieces with a variety of hand-building techniques. Learn tips and techniques for firing and glazing your clay creations into finished pieces. Build on your mastery of these basic techniques to improve your control and express your artistic ideas more effectively.
Current Ceramics Classes
Learn how to achieve different types of surface decorations and patterns using slip trailer! In this exciting new ceramics class, you will learn techniques in ceramic decoration, slips, and under glazes. Decorating slips traditionally are used to coat the surface... More about Ceramic Wheel Throwing and Slip Decoration
Take the opportunity to practice the skills taught in class at your own pace. Free lab is only for registered students enrolled the current quarter in a ceramics class. Please wait until after your first in-class meeting to attend any... More about Open Ceramic Lab
Wheel Throwing and Hand Building are taught simultaneously in this introductory course. Learn centering and tool use for shaping thrown items such as simple forms, cylinders, bowls and plates. In this introduction to hand building, learn how to create functional... More about Wheel Throwing/ Hand Building: Beginning